No doubt you’ve heard the recent rumors that Nintendo is planning on making a Nintendo Switch mini for a late 2019 release. According to analysts, Nintendo is planning on releasing a smaller version of the Switch, possibly to increase portability of their product, possibly to make it more accessible to children. They simply might also want to create a less expensive product for the more price-conscious consumer.
Sure on some level, it makes sense. It’s a bigger device that, for some reason, seems to be for an older audience. Look to almost any Switch commercial and you’ll see teens to young adults jamming away at Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Super Mario Party. So with games like Pokemon and more spinoffs from Mario games, it makes sense for Nintendo to be appealing more towards a younger audience.
However, with the Nintendo Switch being a little behind the competition in terms of capability and technology, does it not make more sense for Nintendo to be releasing a Nintendo Switch Pro as opposed to a Mini? A Nintendo Switch Pro would open the door for making the base model less expensive for the more price-conscious consumer and that younger demographic. Now, of course, the Nintendo Switch isn’t very child-friendly due to its size (can be quite bulky in the hands of a child), and we’re absolutely not opposed to a Nintendo Switch Mini. But if the Mini comes at the cost of a Pro, the Pro might be the way to go for Nintendo.
The Nintendo Switch Pro could have a bigger screen, taking out the borders of the tablet. We could also see it having a bit more power, a bit more memory but most importantly, more battery power!
What do you think? Would you be more in the market for a Nintendo Switch Mini or a Nintendo Switch Pro? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to like and subscribe for more Game Savvy!